Toronto FC fires head coach Chris Armas


TORONTO (AP) — Toronto FC fired head coach Chris Armas on Sunday within the wake of a 7-1 loss at D.C. United, the membership’s sixth straight defeat.

Below the first-year coach, Toronto (1-8-2) is winless in seven and languishing in final place within the 27-team league.

Toronto is mired in its second-worst begin to a season. Solely 2012, when the crew misplaced its first 9 video games and didn’t attain the five-point mark till its thirteenth outing (1-10-2), was worse.

Toronto has had a number of issues this season, with the crew usually digging itself a deficit in video games.

TFC allowed targets within the second and eighth minutes in opposition to D.C. United on Saturday, bringing the quantity given up within the first quarter-hour of a recreation to a league-worst eight. And the crew can be 0-7-1 when conceding the primary objective.

Toronto ranked final within the league, conceding 2.45 targets a recreation, within the wake of the loss to D.C. United.

The crew has needed to relocate to the U.S. for a second-straight season due to pandemic-related journey restrictions.

Armas, 48, was employed as Toronto FC’s tenth head coach on Jan. 13.

A former elite defensive midfielder, Armas performed 12 years in MLS — two with the Galaxy and 10 with the Chicago Hearth. In 1998, he helped the enlargement Hearth win each the MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup. He went on to the 2003 Supporters’ Defend and three extra Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups with Chicago (2000, 2003, 2006).


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